A friend of mine with a kid frequents a family-friendly park on a regular basis. There was a little kid in the park the other day that was dressed in neutral-colored clothes. The haircut was a very neutral and the child was young enough where it could go either way (male or female) so you couldn't really tell what it was. Upon asking the parent what the child's name was and whether it was a boy or a girl the reply that was given to my friend was as follows: The child's name is Sasha and I'm not going to tell you. The parent then proceeded to explain how Sasha was going to be able to determine for Sasha's self how Sasha wanted to be treated (i.e., be raised in a COMPLETELY gender-neutral environment). Whenever the kid was referred to it was referred to as "Sasha." Apparently, the parent had gotten very good at avoiding pronouns when referring to Sasha. So, aside from all the other weird issues that arise from this situation it got me to thinking. What else have we turned into being more gender-neutral? I could only come up with referring to spouses and boyfriend/girlfriends as partners, some forms of clothing and hairstyles, and some colloquial phrases ("you guys" or "dude", for example). It seems like there is more than that. What have I missed?